Made From Scratch Waffles

by Shayla Ebsen

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Made from scratch waffles are the perfect Sunday morning breakfast or brunch item. Eat alone, with bacon, eggs, or your other favorite breakfast items. This recipe is a favorite in my family and has been passed through the generations starting with my grandmother.


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ C buttermilk
  • 1 ½ C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 t baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ C oil
  • 3 T sugar


  • Separate the 3 egg whites and yolks into two bowls.
  • Mix together the 3 egg yolks, 1 ½ C buttermilk and ½ C oil.
  • Stir in 1 ½ C flour, 3 T sugar, 1 t baking soda, 2 t baking powder, ½ t salt and mix till blended.
  • Beat egg whites in separate bowl until stiff.
  • Gently fold the egg whites in with the other mixed ingredients. Mix until well blended.
  • Cook in the batter in a hot waffle iron sprayed with cooking spray.

Tips for Success:

The following are tips I’d suggest trying to make the best waffles:

  • After one waffle is finished cooking, let the waffle iron reheat for a minute before making another waffle.
  • Only beat your egg whites after the other ingredients are mixed so they can immediately be folded in with them. Beating the egg whites before the other ingredients and letting them stand for several minutes will cause their bottom-most layer to become runny.
  • Spray the waffle iron after one cooked waffle is removed and before another batch of batter is cooked to prevent sticking.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly with a whisk or a sturdy mixer, I’d suggest one of the following:
    • OXO Good Grips Whisk – A whisk is typically all you need for simple mixing tasks, like the batter of this waffle recipe.
    • Cuisinart Hand Mixer – This is a less expensive electric mixer.
    • KitchenAid Mixer – This is a more expensive mixer, but well worth the money if you plan to cook a lot.
  • Use a high quality waffle iron for evenly cooked waffles. I’d suggest the following:

After testing the recipes, please leave a comment below about your experience. I’d love to hear how they turned out and if you have any additional tips for success.

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